Teachers

associated to Harmoniecorps Tuindorp

Tom Wolfs

Tom Wolfs (Geleen, 1989) studied clarinet at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Arno Piters and Hans Colbers and obtained his master cum laude in 2014. Simultaneously with his studies at the conservatory, Tom studied Musicology at the University of Amsterdam. In the same year he received his diploma for the master Arts and Culture (Musicology). Tom is a member of the Netherlands Wind Ensemble and the Nieuw Amsterdam Clarinet Quartet and regularly acts as a substitute with the Gelders Orkest, the Residentie Orkest, Philharmonie Zuidnederland, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Since 2008 Tom has been giving clarinet lessons in and around Amsterdam. As a true Burgundian, Tom loves cooking and a good glass of wine. It turned out to be inevitable in this matter, and in 2017 he successfully completed the Vinologist training.

Sophie Schreurs

Sophie Schreurs (1998) was born in Sevenum in Limburg and started her first clarinet lessons at the age of eight. At the age of sixteen she was accepted at the Sweelinck Academy of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where she studied with Harmen de Boer. She is now studying with Arno Piters in the 3rd year Bachelor at the same conservatory. Sophie took part in soloist competitions and reached the Final Young Soloists in Limburg six times. Three years in a row she became first prize winner of the NK Wind Soloists in various divisions. In 2015 Sophie became the winner of the Final Young Soloists. She also won third prize twice at the regional final of the Princess Christina Competition. In the summer of 2016 she performed several times with the philharmonie zuidnederland, later that year with Viva Classic Live in Venlo and in the spring of 2017 she performed as a soloist with the Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra Con Brio. She went on a concert tour to China, the Czech Republic, Italy and Spain, and performed solo in the small hall of the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Westerkerk (as part of the Amsterdam Canal Festival) and in the Gothic Hall of the Council of State in The Hague. She took master classes with Julien Hervé, Davide Lattuada, Christoffer Sundqvist, Han de Vries and Leon Bosch. Sophie was a substitute for the Marine Band of the Royal Navy, the Orchestra of the Royal Netherlands Air Force and the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, played in the Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands from 2015 to 2018 and currently plays with the Royal Harmony of Horst and the Young Netherlands Wind Ensemble.

Rosanne van Bers

Rosanne van Bers (Zeist, 1998) started taking flute lessons at the local harmony in Maarn when she was seven. After obtaining her VWO diploma, she started her bachelor's degree in Classical Flute at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, where she has been studying with Jeroen Bron since 2016. Rosanne took master classes with Emily Beynon, William Bennett, Mario Caroli and Silvia Careddu, among others. Rosanne currently plays in many different chamber music ensembles, the young Netherlands Wind Ensemble and the flute sextet 6sense, founded by Emily Beynon. She took methodology lessons with Thies Roorda and Wieke Karsten. In 2018 Rosanne followed the Music as a Subject - music education course according to the Kodály method and is studying how this method can best be translated into flute lessons.